Couscous is a traditional North African semolina pasta, shaped like tiny grains the size of a pinhead. A culinary staple for more than 800 years, quick-cooking Couscous has a mild, plain flavor and a light, fluffy texture that make it an ideal base for an endless array of spice and ingredient combinations.
Bring 1-1/4 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan with optional pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil. Stir in 1 cup of couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Durum Wheat Semolina. Contains wheat.
Classically prepared couscous can be used as a base for so many dishes — especially roasted meats, poultry and fish. This recipe stays true to its North African roots, combining aromatic cinnamon and nutmeg to create a deliciously fragrant dish.